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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          35               35
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     25    29        30          32               35
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        21              26
GREAT FALLS     30    33        33          34
HAVRE SCAN      24    27        30          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     23    26        28          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    23    25        27          32               34
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    33
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   31    32        33          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      21              26
SIDNEY 8SW      24              26
SIDNEY SCAN     22    23        26          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          35               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    26        28          33               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   19                      31
ALZADA DOT      18                      31
ARROW CREEK     26                      90
AVON NORTH       8                      80
BEARSMOUTH DOT  17                      33
BEAVER HILL      9                      26
BIDDLE DOT      18                      29
BIG HOLE PASS   25                      25
BOULDER PASS     8                      27
BOWMANS CORNER   9                      31
BOZEMAN PASS    13                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   14                      32
COMERSTOWN       1                      19
COW CREEK        8                      28
CRYSTAL CREEK   18                      32
DEARBORN        19                      36
DENTON DOT      11                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  17                      35
EKALAKA DOT     16                      29
ESSEX DOT       11                      22
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    13                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  13                      28
GEYSER DOT       9                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL  14                      31
GREENOUGH HILL  11                      32
HAYS DOT        31                      28
HELMVILLE DOT   11                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    13                      30
HYSHAM HILLS    17                      33
INGOMAR DOT     13                      31
INVERNESS        5                       M
JUDITH GAP       9                      27
KARST DOT       15                      31
LAME DEER       22                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD    8                      27
LINDSAY DIVIDE   7                      29
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        12                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   6                      24
MCDONALDS DOT    3                      21
MONARCH CANYON  10                      29
MONIDA PASS     10                      29
NAVAHO DOT       2                      22
NINEMILE DOT    19                      32
NORRIS HILL     12                      17
PENDROY DOT      4                      28
RAYNOLDS PASS   10                      24
REEDPOINT DOT   20                      35
ROGERS PASS     14                      24
ROSCOE HILL     25                      24
SACO DOT         9                      34
SIEBEN DOT      12                      28
SIOUX PASS       8                      28
SWAN LAKE       19                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   18                      32
SWEET GRASS      4                      26
TROUT CREEK     21                      35
TWO MEDICINE     2                      23
US2 STATELINE    7                      24
YAAK HILL       21                      21
YELLOWSTONE B   16                      35

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0    35
GREAT FALLS            0     8

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           21       29           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          15       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     18    21       20          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       8    12       23          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     12    16       22          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8        8          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          21       21          19                 8
LINDSAY SCAN     7     6        9           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           11        8           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   15    27       31          22                13
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      8    11       15          14                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  12    20       31          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    20       21           6                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                24

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
GREAT FALLS                 35           30     26          32
Following is a table on converting centibars to available water
in loam and clay/loam soils
 10cb or less...More than 95 percent plant available water
 20cb...........80 percent plant available water
 30cb...........75 percent plant available water
 40cb...........65 percent plant available water
 50cb...........55 percent plant available water
 60cb...........50 percent plant available water
 70cb...........45 percent plant available water
 80cb...........40 percent plant available water
 81-85cb........38 percent plant available water
 85cb or more...No available water
.END




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